2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog

SOCI 40803 Social Inequality

Prerequisite: SOCI 20213, 20223, or permission of instructor. Examination of the current status of inequality in contemporary American society in terms of the distribution of power, prestige, and wealth. Critical assessments of economic, status, racial sexual, and political inequality. Focus on such dimensions as the impact of inequality on personal life chances, crime, and social mobility, the feasibility of equality in our society, the programs and policies to reduce inequality and their political and societal ramifications.